Kolkata: In a major development, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday approached state Chief Electoral Officer demanding recounting of votes in Nandigram after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost from there against BJP candidate Suvendu Adhkari .
On Sunday evening, a Trinamool delegation led by its Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’ Brien, former Mayor Firhad Hakim, MP Kalyan Banerjee and Atin Ghosh met CEO Ariz Aftab and submitted a letter demanding recounting of votes.
In the letter, the ruling party alleged that certain ‘preposterous’ and ‘illegal’ things have happened during the counting of votes in Nandigram for which it is demanding immediate recounting.
Elaborating further, the letter said that the counting process in Nandigram was stopped from time to time, alleging tampering of EVM.
In the letter, it has also been alleged that false votes were counted in favour of the BJP while Trinamool votes were wrongfully rejected.
“The candidate, Mamata Banerjee, has sought recounting of votes before the Returning Officer, Nandigram, but such recounting has been refused for reasons unknown. Such refusal is bad in law and colour,” the letter said.